Studio and workshop in the barossa valley
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From that very first bag created, Carol knew that leather was what she loved and wanted to predominantly create with. It’s the uniqueness of each hide that draws her to this organic medium, along with its tactile qualities and durability. As leather is a natural product, each hide has its markings and scars. Carol believes these imperfections tell the story of the hide, much like our own scars and imperfections form part of our story. Carol seeks to champion these individual characteristics in every Sunshine Barossa piece, working to preserve the leather’s authenticity and retain its story. With Carol personally sourcing and selecting every single hide, and playing an active role in the design, trial, and production process of each piece, she ensures the consistent quality that has become Sunshine Barossa Australia’s signature.
Carol has lived in the Barossa Valley for the past 36 years, so when she started her leather business, it was always going to be in the Barossa, the place she and her twin boys call home. Carol continues to be amazed by the support and encouragement she receives from the local community, now and especially in the early days of Sunshine Barossa. The Barossa Valley is a hub for many creative souls including winemakers, artisan food producers, chefs, jewellers, and artists of all kinds. Premium quality, bespoke and handcrafted items are both appreciated and sought after, and this matched perfectly with Carol’s desire to create luxurious leather goods. The Barossa is also an endless source of inspiration for Carol, with its unique and beautiful environment and its colour palette, ever changing, with the seasons.
8 Stockwell Road,
Stockwell SA 5355
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